Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh Water Pump accumulator tank


Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

The problem is in the valve on the accumulator tank it can be teplaced very easily


On Apr 10, 2015, at 5:28 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Pat,
I'll let you know what I figure out.
Kent


On Apr 10, 2015, at 10:21 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, I have the same problem, I figured that if the bladder failed the entire tank would fill with water and it would be as though I had no tank at all ,the tank would be no different than an extension of  the tubing . In a house when the cold water tank loses it air and becomes water bound the pump does not cycle on and off, however the pump comes on as soon as you use any water , even a cup. I have a Jabsco SensorMax 17 variable speed pump. It has been coming on for about two seconds every minute and I have no leaks. Jabsco tech said it could likely be an internal leak inside the pump that would cause it to cycle. I did not completely understand his explanation but he seemed to know pumps . I am taking a new pump down with us in a couple weeks when we return to the boat in Tortola. The tech guy agreed with my assumption that the tank would fill with water and would not cause it to cycle.
 Pat SM Shenanigans
 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 9:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh Water Pump accumulator tank

 
Hi Alexandre,
I believe this is the original pump so it has lasted about 15 years.  The pump is still working, but it only stops for a second or two before it kicks back on again with any water being used.  I checked the pipe to the pressure switch and it was wide open with no accumulated mineral deposits.  I pumped some air into the back of the tank and it worked fine again until the next day when I had to put more air in the tank.  I'm pretty sure that means the bladder has failed.

I don't think this is much of a problem since I've totally ignored my fresh water system for all 6 years I've owned the boat and it has worked flawlessly.  I just need to find a replacement tank or bladder.

Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Apr 9, 2015, at 8:20 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Good afternoon Kent,
Sorry to read about your fresh water accumulator’s bladder problem.
I got my spare accumulator from Amel Martinique.
Then had to find some fitting (all metrics) was not easy.
Don’t know if the bladder can be changed.
What were the symptoms of the failure?
Good luck to you, you seem to have had your share of problem during the last months…
Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
in Repair & maintenance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Leaving at the end of the month to Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

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On Thu, 4/9/15, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fresh Water Pump accumulator tank
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:57 PM


 









Hi All,
The bladder has failed in
my fresh water accumulator tank.  It's the 2liter
stainless tank attached to the original Feit pump AMFA
66B-K.

Does anyone have a
US source for parts?  I've contacted a couple places
that looked promising, but no reply yet.  Does anyone know
if the bladder can be changed without replacing the tank? 
The bladder is listed on my information as a separate part,
so I'm guessing it can be replaced separately.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy











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